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Chipmaker Renesas restarts operations at clean room hit by fire

Japanese company aims to resume Naka plant production 'within one month'

Renesas said that its clean room for semiconductor production has been repaired following a fire.

NEW YORK -- Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics reopened a clean room in Ibaraki Prefecture after a fire shut it down last month, the company said Saturday.

Operations at the N3 building at Renesas' Naka factory in Ibaraki, which turns out semiconductors for cars, resumed at 9 p.m. local time on Friday, the company said in a statement.

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